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Pursuing a Sole Managing Conservatorship in Texas 

 Posted on June 14, 2023 in Family Law

Dallas Family LawyerIn Texas, a sole managing conservatorship is a legal arrangement where one parent has the exclusive rights and responsibilities for a child. While joint conservatorship is the preferred option in most cases, there are situations where a sole managing conservatorship may be more appropriate. If you are going through a divorce and have concerns regarding child custody and other matters related to family law and divorce, contact a lawyer to secure the legal guidance you can rely on.  

Circumstances Where a Sole Managing Conservatorship Makes Sense 

  • Absence or unfitness of the other parent – A sole managing conservatorship may be appropriate when the other parent is absent or deemed unfit to fulfill their parental obligations. This could be due to various factors, such as substance abuse, a history of neglect or abuse, or a pattern of unavailability or disinterest in the child’s well-being. In such cases, granting a sole managing conservatorship to the more capable and responsible parent ensures that the child’s best interests are protected.

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Can I Modify a Child Custody Order in Texas?

 Posted on May 23, 2023 in Child Custody

Irving, Texas Child Custody LawyerIn Texas, unmarried and divorced parents are often subject to a child custody order. While the terms “child custody” and “visitation” are still sometimes used in casual conversation, Texas law specifically refers to custody issues in terms of “conservatorship” and “possession and access.”

Texas courts allow modifications of a child conservatorship or possession and access order in certain situations. However, you will need to meet specific criteria to be granted a modification. Read on to learn more.

A Custody Modification Must Be in the Child’s Best Interests

In any child-related legal matter, Texas courts are primarily focused on doing what is best for the child. For the court to grant you a custody modification, you will need to demonstrate that the modification is in the child's best interests. Additionally, you will need to prove that at least one of the following is true:

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